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New director says Kawartha Lakes a great place to live, work, play

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Kawartha Lakes has attracted some more top-notch talent in Jennifer Stover, the new director of corporate services for the City of Kawartha Lakes.

She says she knows the whole municipality wants to make Kawartha Lakes a “great place to live, work and play.”

Stover is currently the director of finance/deputy treasurer at the Town of East Gwillimbury but is transitioning into her new role in Kawartha Lakes early in the new year. She brings many years of municipal financial experience, in both a staff and consulting capacity.

She says her entire career has been spent in the municipal sector, either as a municipal employee, or as a consultant.

“This has provided me with the opportunity to work with municipalities that are both large and small, rural and urban,” she tells The Lindsay Advocate.

The position of director of corporate services is responsible for managing four key areas at the City:  Finance; Human Resources; Communications; and Information Technology.

With all her municipal-level experience, Stover says she has come to realize that regardless of the size, or location, “each municipality is generally comprised of a great group of people with the common goal of making their community a great place to live, work and play.”

“I look forward to being part of the Kawartha Lakes team, and working towards that common goal.”

The new director has family members who live in Bobcaygeon.

“A few years ago, my husband and I bought a house in Trent Lakes that we have been using recreationally.  We love the area so much that we wanted to find a way to make the Kawartha’s home,” she says.

Now, with the opportunity to work for the City of Kawartha Lakes, this “is the first step in making that a reality.”

Over the next year, she hopes to transition to living in the area full time.

“Jennifer will be an asset to our municipality with her strong financial background and understanding of the systems and processes we use,” says Ron Taylor, chief administrative officer for the City.

“I look forward to welcoming her to our senior management team in early 2018.”

Roderick Benns is the publisher of The Lindsay Advocate. He is the author of 'Basic Income: How a Canadian Movement Could Change the World,' and is also Vice Chair of the Ontario Basic Income Network. An award-winning author and journalist who grew up in Lindsay, Roderick has interviewed former Prime Ministers of Canada, Senators, and Mayors across Canada. He also wrote and published a series of books for youth about Canada's Prime Ministers as teens.

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